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By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday September 30, 2002

Classroom fight

A fight broke out in the middle of an auditorium classroom Thursday morning, police reports stated.

A juvenile and a 23-year-old student were sitting close to one another in Room 201 of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building, 1118 E. Fourth St., when the underage student told the older student: "I'm gonna knock your teeth out and you won't see straight."

After hearing the threat, the 23-year old grabbed the juvenile's hair and punched her in the face, reports stated.

The two female students then began to fight in the classroom aisle.

A teaching assistant broke up the fight and demanded that each student exit the classroom.

The juvenile told police she couldn't remember what was said before the fight because she has attention deficit disorder, reports stated.

She denied threatening the 23-year-old and also said she was not a student in the class.

The 23-year old said the fight was over "girl stuff," reports stated.

She said that she and the witness had been calling each other names over the past two weeks before a fight escalated between herself and the witness' friend, the juvenile female.

Officers took the juvenile to Kino Hospital before she was arrested and booked into Pima County Juvenile Corrections Center on suspicion of threats and intimidation and interfering with an educational institution, reports stated.

The 23-year old was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail on suspicion of assault, reports stated.


Unconscious student

A UA student was taken to a hospital after police were unable to wake him Wednesday night, reports stated.

A resident assistant told police he became worried when the student wouldn't wake up while in his room at the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

When officers entered the room they saw several students and an 18-year-old man who was lying on a bed inside his room. Police noticed the man smelled like alcohol and that his shirt, face and bed were covered with a large amount of vomit.

The resident assistant told police the student passed out on his roommate's bed, reports stated.

Police opened the student's eyelids and noticed his eyes were red and glassy. They tried to wake him but were unsuccessful, reports stated.

The Tucson Fire Department took the man to University Medical Center.

While at the hospital, the man became uncooperative and resisted the staff. He was restrained to the gurney before he fell asleep at 12:30 a.m. When he awoke approximately four hours later, the student was cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

Some students told the Resident Assistant that the man had drank two-thirds of a bottle of rum. Another student said he drank 12 shots of vodka.

Police were unable to determine exactly how much or where the student had been drinking, reports stated.


Failure to comply with officer demands

A 54-year-old Tucson woman told police Thursday she ignored their commands because she was afraid of police brutality, reports stated.

The woman was seen in her car screaming near a 20 minute parking spot at 1350 N. Warren Ave., reports stated.

Police approached the car and told the woman to exit her vehicle.

The woman ignored their commands and began to drive off, reports stated.

Police pulled her over at North Cherry Avenue and East Lee Street. She told police she ignored them because she was afraid of police brutality.

"I was angry because there was another car parked where I wanted to park and the 20 minute time limit was up," the woman said when police asked why she was screaming in her car, reports stated.

She was cited and released on suspicion of failing to comply with police officer's commands.


Stolen bicycle

Police have not been able to find the person who stole a UA student's bike Wednesday, reports stated.

The student said she locked her $200 bike to the racks on the west side of the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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